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Equipment Safety Systems' scissor lift guarding solution reaches large milestone

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EQSS presented commemorative trophies to several OEMs and hire companies during HIRE 23 in Sydney. EQSS

Equipment Safety Systems (EQSS) has delivered its 10,000th OverWatch secondary guarding solution for scissor lifts. OverWatch is a safety system that monitors the operator's position and stops the machine if the operator becomes at risk of being crushed against the scissor lift controls.

EQSS presented commemorative trophies to scissor lift manufacturers and rental companies at the HIRE 23 exhibition that took place in Sydney on May 24 to 25.EQSS says that the trophies are meant to recognize the support of the OverWatch safety technology.

"We take comfort in knowing that 10,000 scissor lifts are now fitted with OverWatch secondary guarding," says Ross Bowden, the managing director of EQSS. "When we consider that multiple people can jump onto a scissor each day, it is a high number of workers who have been protected by OverWatch.

"Crush protection was initially introduced more than 10 years ago on boom lifts and is now the industry norm. It is so important that scissor lift operators have that same level of protection."

EQSS has received the approval of all major aerial lift manufacturers to install OverWatch on their machines and is CE certified. Haulotte now offers OverWatch as a factory-install option on their latest generation of scissor lifts produced at their facilities in France and China.

"Every single OverWatch that is installed onto a scissor lift is one more step towards helping workers return safely to their families at the end of each workday," added Ross. "We are grateful for the support of the OEMs and rental companies in helping promote our crush protection solution and wanted to take this opportunity to recognize them as we have achieved this fantastic milestone."

Launched by EQSS in 2020, many of the OverWatch devices in operation are currently within the Australian hire industry; however, EQSS has recently begun delivering OverWatch into international markets. Rental companies and major contractors in the U.K., U.S., Singapore, Japan, and Europe have started to utilize the safety technology.

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